Amazon Fine Food Reviews


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249751249751B00020UGMUA2F81CEQZ4V1Q4Shannon A. Montgomery "seminarian"616431157932800Chocolates might be great shipping was less so
249752249752B00020UGMUA281NPSIMI1C2RRebecca of Amazon "The Rebecca Review"505251151193600Perfectly DeliciousIf it is possible to fall madly in love with a box of chocolates, then the assortment is the perfect place to start such an adventure. These chocolate are named after Leonidas Kestekidis, who definitely knew how to create chocolates for the true chocolate connoisseur.

When he moved back to Belgium he not only married his true love, he created chocolates the world now adores. When you taste these chocolates, your taste buds will also finally know true chocolate happiness. Whether you try one of these with a cup of coffee or tea or enjoy one as a daily indulgence, these will impress.

The "I Love You" chocolate with dreamy lemon filling embodies this sentiment. Each chocolate has a unique design and the I Love You chocolate has two hearts, ribbons and a seal. After you sample the variety of chocolates, specific flavors will stand out as favorites.

Here are my favorite creamy fillings (ganache and butter cream) which come in dark, white and milk chocolate depending on the selection:

Antoinette - A smooth Brandy flavored ganache

Lingoit Lait - Absolutely delicious vanilla flavored fresh butter cream filling. Time definitely stopped while tasting this chocolate.

Irrésistible - Dark chocolate and Strawberry sauce.

For ever - If you love coffee this may be one of the most delicious milk or dark chocolate chocolates ever made as it is filled with a special coffee cream that has hints of caramel. I ordered an entire box of these and they come in a variety of flavors. The milk chocolate and cherry filling is like Claude Debussy's Rêverie. It is difficult to describe besides saying it is like a delicate cherry icing wrapped in milk chocolate.

Merveilleux - Milk or dark chocolate filled with coffee ganache.

Europe - Dark or milk chocolate filled with rum filling.

Ganache - Milk or dark chocolate with pure ganache.

Tosca - Milk chocolate with a special ganache.

Poésie - Dark chocolate and a Cointreau filling.

Antoinette - Delicate caramel hints in the milk chocolate coating mingle nicely with the vanilla filling.

Eve - Milk or dark chocolate with a creamy dreamy banana filling.

Alexandre le grand - A milk or dark chocolate with caramel cream.

Also Recommended:

If you wish to also try the Napolitains, I'd suggest the 1 pound sampler Ballotin with six varieties. You may also want to look for the new Palet d'Or. A deeply delicious and strong bitter chocolate filled with ganache. The center is made with butter, cream and chocolate and the outer coating is a masterpiece with gold decorations.

Leonidas now has over 1700 stores and sales locations worldwide and they offer over 80 varieties of fresh chocolates. The chocolates are air freighted weekly from Brussels so you will always find the quality to be superior.

My chocolates arrived fast and were as fresh as if I had purchased them in Belgium. They were carefully packaged in the famous gold boxes with signature/seasonal wrapping and a ribbon. The boxes were then placed in protective Styrofoam containers to protect the chocolates during shipping. The expedited shipping is recommended from May to early September.

~The Rebecca Review
249753249753B00020UGMUA3T3KPW2QE866Wleelee252751128384000Heavenly chocolateOutstanding melt in your mouth chocolate. The dark chocolate is not bitter like many chocolatiers - it has the perfect blend of taste for any chocoholic. I've had many different types of chocolate from Belgium and can guarantee - Leonidas is the "Mercedes-Benz" of chocolatiers. The general assortment is an outstanding sampling of ivory, milk and dark chocolate. If you love dark chocolate then go for the dark chocolate assortment. You will not regret it. Also forget Godiva - it's medium grade quality.
249754249754B00020UGMUA1WXO06S5WQUTSM. Wernow "Heironymus de Medina"192051128124800Creme de CremeI lived in Leuven, Belgium for 8 years and tried many a chocolate. Leonidas is the creme de creme, that is, the best of the best. Especially their Framboise Praline is an Epicurean delight if you are a dark chocolate lover. Also, their plain dark chocolate medallion is outstanding as an addition to a freshly brewed Tully's espresso. Amazon, you provide a number one global service by bringing the best of Belgium to the US. Thanx,

Heironymus de Medina (aka Jerome)
249755249755B00020UGMUA1VC64SY1FXCLYLiuba Beauvais7751157068800Simply The BestThese chocolates are much better than 5 stars!

We found a Leonidas' Shop during a visit to Brussels, Belgium earlier this year and brought home 4 of the "kilo" Assortment Ballotins. I was ready to call directly to Brussels to place an order for more, but found them in New York City, so.........no need to search further.

The quality is outstanding and as other have already stated, far superior to other brands and MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE.

The shipment arrives overnight and each ballotin is protected in it's own styrofoam case.

Try an assortment (the dark is unbelievably decadent) and you will not be disappointed!

Enjoy
249756249756B00020UGMUA37DXN59846SOGHENRI J. SNAPS8951165881600EXCELLENT TASTE & QUALITYThese chocolates are one of the very best one can get. The problem is the price in the USA.

In Belgium they cost only 16.50 Euros a Kilo (approx 2.2 lbs)= USD 22.00.

Transport is expensive because they travel cooled...
249777249777B00020UGMUA32OYZCN9N8MYKsabah H. A. rashed "frenzyyyy"0051330128000watch your fingersthis is my 2'nd order with 6.0lp of three boxes with 2lp deferent kinds for my Dearest friend, she loooooooooooves it all kinds but white the most, and i really love the generous of the service they treat there customers, my lady recieved the order less than 24 hours "Air mail", fast as much as amazon didnt open the feedback box. thanks to Leonidas for good quality candy and kindness .
249757249757B00020UGMUA2JLRLWUKVEO2BChocolate Lover8951107216000The worlds best!!!!After tasting this chocolate, you'll never want anything else. This was the highlite purchase in Amsterdam. So glad Amazon has them!!!!!
249758249758B00020UGMUAWXOR3ISUQ99CK.G.5551134691200Fantastic chocolatesWe tried (and retried very may times :) these chocolates in Belgium, and they are fantastic. I do like Neuhaus chocolates better, but these are also way up there. Highly recommended!
249778249778B00020UGMUAW8JE81GEE6HVT. Silvey0051325376000Great chocolateI used to bring these home from Belgium, these were just as I remembered. Great selection of white, light and dark in the one pound assortment.
249779249779B00020UGMUA2T93BCZC93SN8M. McCafferty0051324339200I have not tried these yet...Everybody that I sent these to in the past few years (about 40 people per year) has loved this chocolate. They say it is rich and very gourmet. Superior to Sees, Ghirardelli, Godiva, etc.
249759249759B00020UGMUA3NUHXAU5TC9W9Lisa Green "Lisa Green"5551133222400Great for a dinner party!!!I got the box for a gift at a dinner party, and of course we opened and tasted the chocolates! Evribody enjoyed them and none were left by the end of the night! Elegant and really tasty, they were the perfect gift for the occasion.
249780249780B00020UGMUA3O3VJCK87J4MNSaint Anselm "Anselm"0031323475200Very good, but not fantasticO,K. Leonidas is one of the best Belgian chocolate makers. Alas the "pralines" they make in Belgium are not for export (too much whipped cream and perishable ingredients). What they sell in America is the not so perishable stuff (hence the nuts and chocolate cream). That may be why so many reviewers evoke Nutella. I sent a box to my brother who spent time in Belgium as a teenager. He was very happy, but pointed out that there is more to Leonidas: white marzipan with a wanut on top, strawberry marzipan and, of course the pistacchio whipped cream, etc..Leonidas remains a good option if you like chocoalte.
Somehow my previous review was taken off. Hope this one stays.
249760249760B00020UGMUA2RB9N37UUVOEWTerry Caplenor5551175212800Belgian ChocolateWhen I thinkof the richest chocolates I usually thinkof fine Belgian chocolates. Lately I needed some small thank you gifts. The chocolate ballotins arrived in TWO days without express delivery. Thanks to fresh product and fine packaging the chocolates could not have arrived as they did: in perfect shape. My friends were very thrilled and even grudgingly gave me a nibble. This selection contained mostly liquid centers with shells ranging from thick to thin, milk to bitter chocolates.
249761249761B00020UGMUA33IZTCQMITB0XD. B. Smith "Amazon Addict"151911203724800totally overratedThe Leonidas chocolates being peddled in the USA bear little/no resemblance to those available in Europe. After enjoying Leonidas in Germany (Aachen and Munich) for many years I placed an order here in New York State. What I received was (a) crudely presented boxes of (b) thick, hard-shelled (c) anonymous flavoured cream centres. With the exception of the coffee creams (which were more or less as I remember them from Europe) the rest of the box seemed to consist of two undefinable centres. Extremely disappointed with this order. The Godiva selection my mother received for Christmas was FAR superior in every respect -- packaging, presentation, appearance, texture, taste. I won't buy Leonidas in the USA again.
249762249762B00020UGMUA2VKR9MAOCUSSBC. Murphy4451158710400IncredibleThese are the best chocolates you will ever have.

Absolutely incredible. Chocolate this good is rare in the US. They also make an excellent gift- I wish people would give me Leonidas.
249763249763B00020UGMUA3SPWP3SLBD0W7Retired Prof.6751166054400You Won't Be DisappointedI don't want to say that one chocolate is better than another. That's a matter of individual taste. If you haven't sampled Leonidas Belgian Chocolates, you should give them a try. The company has an excellent product and outstanding service if you have any problems.
249764249764B00020UGMUA2FG90RW53W8WSHello3351174694400ExpensiveMy friend went to Belgium and brought us back this chocolate. I am not crazy about chocolate BUT I fell in LOVE with this one! This is EXCELLENT chocolate! The assortment varies so if you like a certain assortment, send the company an email or call them as they have EXCELLENT customer service. Although the chocolate is MUCH CHEAPER in Belgium it was worth EVERY penny that I spent on the chocolate.
249765249765B00020UGMUAXIPGK1U2C4H4Shawn J. Burke7951107907200Awesome Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!All you chocolate lovers out there must experience this chocolate from Leonidas--great customer service and follow up on the order.
249766249766B00020UGMUA2MLXWU6GWF643E. Rhoades2221256428800Disapointed.Although, the chocolate was good, and the inside was very creamy; it seemed that every chocolate was Hazelnut-flavored. I was very disapointed in the flavors of this chocolate. Especially after reading such glowing reviews, I was upset recieving something that was decent, but just buying a cheap box of chocolates at the store is just as good. You want delicious chocolates, go for Godiva.
249767249767B00020UGMUA29TKHN6WM0NMGGeo "RustedBlues"2251200614400Great Belgian ChocolatesThough I live in Miami, which is quite hot and humid, the chocolates arrived well packed, and did not melt at all.

Without comparing them to Godiva, these are simply some of the best chocolates on the market. You won't be disappointed.
249768249768B00020UGMUAYXFMFIEVI4WZC. Talley "chachachoo"2251194220800Leonidas- TOP NOTCH CUSTOMER SERVICEThis company not only has a great product, but they have top notch customer service. They made a mistake on my order (which happens!), but THEY found it (they didn't wait for me to find it), and THEY fixed it over and above my satisfaction. They communicated with me as well as the receipient of the gift and they were great. I would recommend them if you plan to give chocolates as a gift.
249769249769B00020UGMUA3PIY4OZ36SZU5O. Smith "Mistress Mona Blu"4551130803200perfection!!!These chocolates are the best I have ever tasted, and so affordable for the quality that you get! 10 stars!!
249770249770B00020UGMUA1BX9AJ3RC2A7WAnjani Kumar "Anjani Kumar"1151248307200Sinfully SatisfyingSimply delectable assortment. The only negative I can think of is the lack of an assortment guide. But, I guess that adds to the surprise. The package is beautifully and lovingly packaged, and my chocolates arrived without melting! Great service! The chocolates themselves melt in your mouth and their coffee-hazlenut pralines are to die for! The hazlenut is just that-pure, unadulterated nuts-that said, some people might expect ferrero rocher like taste-its very different, and for some people, even distasteful. But I love it! There are around three layers in the box, and each layer has around seven pieces. Pretty good value actually, and makes an excellent gift!
249771249771B00020UGMUAD2LYG71T6AZBE. Brooks1151240704000remembering BelgiumWe lived in Belgium for a number of years. Tasting these wonderful chocolates took me back..... The chocs. themselves were delicious with all the sorts of fillings I enjoy. I also enjoyed the different chocolate surrounding the centres. Leonidas was a regular part of our lives and hope that I can enjoy these little luxuries again, more regularly. The delivery was extremely speedy too.
249772249772B00020UGMUAY2IFAY0ASFV0June A. Malina1151216339200"Awesome!!!! " said my daughter-in-lawI got these chocolates for my son and my daughter-in-law for their 10th wedding anniversary. My son said the chocolates were fantastic, and my daughter-in-law -- a gourmet in many categories including chocolates -- said they were awesome!!! And I give the company 6 stars for customer service.
249773249773B00020UGMUA313H6238N589Jaewoo Kim "OB-Wan"3431292889600Good but not THAT goodAfter sending these chocolates as Christmas presents in the last two years, I have decided to sample them myself.

If one includes shipping, these chocolates costs around $1.50 per piece. That is not the highest chocolate price but still a premium price.

As others have noted, the packaging is very well done. The box itself is wrapped in a stryofoam box. The ribbons add a nice touch to the presentation.

The taste of these chocolates, however, is merely good. As a comparison, I think the Dove chocolates one can get at a grocery store is about 80% as good at about 1/5 the price.

I think Godiva chocolates are about as good.

But no one gets credit and thanks for sending Godiva (non-box kind) or Dove chocolates for Christmas and they certainly don't come in a nice box with a ribbon and a Belgian chocolate brand.

I have tasted better chocolates.

If you want the most premium tasting chocolates possible, then these will somewhat disappoint. Nonetheless, no one will dislike these chocolates especially when given as a Christmas present.
249774249774B00020UGMUA192P7XYZ6SCN0MSM "MSM"2351258243200Chocolate DelightThe best chocolates my wife and I have ever had. We thought we knew good chacolates having purchased and consumed more well know upper shelf chocolates before, but these blow all of them away. Do yourself a big favor and buy a box of these for yourself!!!! You may find yourself eating them all and not sharing one of them!!!1
249775249775B00020UGMUA14NYKVV4CYF5SCharles Domanski "Been There-Done That"2351178928000There is none better.I have never ever tasted a finer and more delicious chocolate in my entire life. The only thing I would ask Leonidas Belgian Chocolates to do is make up some chocolates with whole almonds in them. That would be the best of both worlds.
249776249776B00020UGMUA24PJFX4Q0OEGRBreanna0041345334400Expensive but beautifully packedThese are absolutely great looking, and great tasting. They were a little pricey. Shipping was slow, but that is OK because it is a wonderful product and worth the wait.

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